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“Fugit irreparable tempus” “Irreplaceable time”

It is probably the most dramatic peculiarity of this world, or of this dimension in the solar system,  of which men quickly learned the meaning: Is that time runs out irreparably. Often resumed as “tempus fugit” by ancient Romans.

Albert Einstein showed us that time is relative

The theory of special relativity explains how space and time are linked for objects that are moving at a consistent speed in a straight line and the result is relativeness of time, or at least we non-astrophysics understand it that way.

Einstein mathBut waiting to find a way to stop the time as in some Science fiction movies, I am thinking of Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey 2001. We humans have a complete series of behavior that distinguish us from other primates. We have to do things all the time. It starts when you are still

a child and your mother says: “Bill don’t waste time, start your homework” and then continue when you grow up at your job: “Bill you’ve got to have this project ready for Monday” Man is regulated by time, by the watch, by the years. The inconvenient feeling that you may not have enough time to do better.

Watch over Paris in the ancient train station now Musée d’ Orsay

Leonardo Da Vinci died at the uncommon age for those times, of 67 in Amboise, while serving the French King Francis the first. His last words were: “ I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have”, and again: “How many things started and not ended”. Nevertheless, no man has left more innovations, more techniques, more studies than the Italian Genius.

Look at this rotating drawbridge, an incredibly innovative concept that has been put in place only in recent times.

Venice expo on Da Vinci

Yes, we are temporarily living on this planet, and we are supposed to be remembered for the good things we leave behind us. That is not always the case. Hitler expanded his evil empire almost in all of Europe in only 3 years, first starting with the invasion of Poland in 1939. But Art is never Evil, art is like Music, it comes from the “better we”, and that is why art especially in very difficult historical moments is a wonderful reflection of our souls, ergo, an achievement of  Beauty.

Those years when Nazism started, Paul Klee who worked at the Bauhaus school in Germany  painted this 1926 wonderful still life “around the fish”

From the Rockefeller collection of New York

And in 1929 Mies Van der Rohe designed the Barcelona chair, a few years before Holland was invaded by Hitler’s troops. This wonderful piece of design was a lounge chair created for the World trade Expo of Barcelona. 91 years later it is still a piece that can match any  Modern Architecture.

World Trade Expo Barcelona 1929

So, when during Titus’ reign in Rome the Gladiators died in the Arena of the Colosseum in a  bath of blood, there was still somebody that could catch the moment, the suffering and grandeur of the combat of the athletic bodies. The sculpture was never so impressive, as we can see in this torso of a young athlete.

The Metropolitan Museum of New York

We are living difficult times and it is during this particularly uncertain period Marco  Sangiorgi has designed for Beltempo a very impressive line. It is the Cruise line. Created from a  hostile environment, materials are just as specifically selected as the design.

Polished solid stainless steel as on most sophisticated Yachts, and Nylon resistant elements as technic anchor gears. Pieces that as the designer says, “will last long after I am no longer here”.  anymore”. Isn’t that what it’s all about? Leaving a legacy for the coming generation.

Beltempo Usa showroom

Just as a closing statement with a young Indonesian sculptor who has created this Iconic sculpture.  After all;  the Volkswagen Beetle will never be forgotten!

Jakarta MACAN museum of modern art